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T5 Data Centers Receives Uptime Institute® M&O Stamp of Approval Across Data Center Portfolio

T5@Charlotte, T5@Dallas, T5@LA, and T5@Portland Join T5@Atlanta in Being Certified for Best-in-Class Infrastructure Management and Operations.

Atlanta, GA, USA — T5 Data Centers™ (http://www.t5datacenters.com), innovators in providing state-of-the-art, customizable and highly reliable computing support environments, today announced that the company’s entire portfolio of eligible data centers has received Uptime Institute’s Management & Operations (M&O) Stamp of Approval. T5 Data Centers’ T5@Atlanta facility was issued an M&O Stamp of Approval by the Uptime Institute in 2016, and this month T5@Charlotte, T5@Dallas, T5@LA, and T5@Portland also received the industry award.

The Management and Operations Stamp of Approval was created by Uptime Institute to provide an unbiased, independent assessment confirming a data center meets a set of benchmarks that promote effective data center best practices and minimize human error, which is the leading cause of data center failure. The M&O assessment evaluates all aspects of operations, including planning, coordination, and management; staffing and organization; training; operating conditions; and maintenance. Only a select number of data centers qualify for the M&O Stamp of Approval, and with additional awards issued this month, T5 Data Centers’ entire portfolio of five eligible data centers have now achieved the M&O Stamp of Approval awards from Uptime Institute for outstanding management and operations.

“We know that having a world-class staff and adhering to proven management protocols is the key to success. We are proud of our track record of continuous availability across the T5 portfolio and our partner sites (i.e. sites that T5 Facilities Management operates as a third-party service). We are delighted to have the Uptime Institute M&O Stamp of Approval to validate our team’s performance and our procedural excellence,” said Mike Casey, President of T5 Facilities Management. “Minimizing risks while reducing operating costs is a commitment T5 makes to all of its customers. The fact that we had nearly perfect scores on the M&O audits demonstrates that we have the right people and procedures in place and are operating using best practices every day.”

A 2016 study by the Ponemon Institute estimates that the cost of data center downtime now averages about $7,900 per minute. The report also determined that the average data center incident lasts 86 minutes at a cost of $690,200, and a total data center outage averages 119 minutes at a cost of $901,500. The Disaster Recovery Preparedness Council also reports that only 23 percent of organizations are adequately prepared for a data center outage. Uptime Institute’s M&O Stamp of Approval provides independent assessment of data center excellence and standardization with optimal staffing, which means a reduced risk of downtime and lower operating costs.

“Achieving the M&O Stamp of Approval across the T5 Data Center portfolio illustrates the company’s commitment to operational excellence,” said Keith Klesner, Senior Vice President, North America for Uptime Institute. “Uptime Institute’s M&O Stamp of Approval provides insights to help organizations manage risk and reduce operator errors to improve performance and productivity. This commitment serves to differentiate T5 Data Center in the industry as one of the leaders in operational excellence and best practices. We congratulate T5 Data Centers for receiving the M&O Stamp of Approval for all its eligible facilities.”

For more information, visit http://www.uptimeinstitute.com and http://www.t5datacenters.com.

About T5 Data Centers
T5 Data Centers (T5) is a leading national data center owner and operator, committed to delivering customizable, scalable data centers that provide an “always on” computing environment to power mission critical business applications. T5 Data Centers provides enterprise colocation data center services to organizations across North America using proven, best-in-class technology and techniques to design and develop facilities that deliver the lowest possible total cost of operations for its clients. T5 currently has business-critical data center facilities in Atlanta, Los Angeles, Dallas, Portland, Charlotte, Chicago, New York and Colorado. All of T5’s data center projects are purpose-built facilities featuring robust design, redundant and reliable power and telecommunications, and have 24-hour staff to support mission-critical computing applications.

For more information, visit http://www.t5datacenters.com.

About T5 Facilities Management
T5 Facilities Management (T5FM), provides third party on-site facilities management and remote hands services to data center owners across North America. T5FM applies the same best practices used in all of T5 Data Centers’ facilities, including policies and procedures to mitigate risk and eliminate operational concerns with an emphasis on safety, training, and customer communication. T5FM operates 18 data center facilities in nine markets: Charlotte, Atlanta, Dallas, Houston, Austin, Minneapolis, Los Angeles, Portland, and Chicago.

For more information, visit http://www.t5datacenters.com/facilities-management.

Media Contacts:
Aaron Wangenheim
T5 Data Centers
(415) 292-7700
aaron@t5datacenters.com

Mike Casey
T5 Facilities Management
(404) 239-7575
mcasey@t5datacenters.com

T5 Facilities Management Names Steven Holland to New Role as Vice President, Facilities Management Solutions

T5 Facilities Management Adds Data Center Expert with Diverse Background in Data Center Operations, Real Estate, and Sales to Support Fortune 500 Customers.

Atlanta, GA, USA (December 9, 2015) — T5 Facilities Management (T5FM), a T5 Data Centers™ company, today announced the addition of Steven Holland to the newly created role of Vice President, Facilities Management Solutions. In this position, Holland will be responsible for leading T5FM’s growth in third-party data center facility operations.

Holland has more than eight years of data center facilities management sales and solutions experience and comes to T5FM from CBRE, where he served as Solutions Director – Americas for the Data Center Solutions Group. Holland’s expertise spans all aspects of designing outsourced staffing solutions including critical infrastructure operations and data center real estate development. Holland is a Certified Data Center Energy Professional (CDCEPTM) and holds Juris Doctorate and Bachelor of Arts degrees from the University of Illinois.

“Steve’s data center expertise in sales, solutions, and development is the ideal addition to T5 Facilities Management, which provides services for our clients in four key areas: Facilities Management, Smart Tech Services/Remote Hands, Property/Asset Management, and Data Center Operations Consulting,” said Mike Casey, President of T5 Facilities Management. “Steve’s experience creating solutions that meet the operational and financial requirements of enterprise clients will continue to help guide our company’s growth among the Fortune 500.”

T5FM is the only data center management firm operated by the same organization that owns the best top-tier, state-of-the-art data centers in the United States. T5FM provides contract on-site data center support to any operator, bringing the same expertise in data center management used to support T5 Data Center’s portfolio of seven wholesale data center locations throughout the United States.

About T5 Facilities Management
T5 Data Centers provides enterprise and wholesale colocation data center services to organizations across North America using proven, best-in-class technology and techniques to design and develop facilities that deliver the lowest possible total cost of operations for its customers. In addition to operating T5 Data Centers’ wholesale data center portfolio, T5 Facilities Management (T5FM), a T5 Data Centers Company, provides third party on-site facilities management services to data center owners across North America. T5FM applies the same best practices used in all of T5 Data Centers’ facilities, including policies and procedures to mitigate risk and eliminate operational concerns with an emphasis on safety, training, and customer communication. T5FM currently operates data center facilities in Charlotte, Atlanta, Dallas, Houston, Los Angeles, Portland, and Chicago.

For more information, visit http://www.t5datacenters.com/facilities-management.

Contact:
Mike Casey
T5 Facilities Management
(404) 239-7575
mcasey@t5datacenters.com
http://www.t5datacenters.com

T5 Facilities Management Names John Ducic to New Role Director, T5 Facilities Management

New T5 Facilities Management Company Adds Experienced Data Center Expert to Manage T5 West Coast Operations.

Los Angeles, CA, USA (August 6, 2014) — T5 Facilities Management (T5FM, http://www.t5datacenters.com/facilities-management), a new company launched by T5 Data Centers™, today announced the addition of John Ducic as Director, T5 Facilities Management, for T5’s west coast operations. In this position, Ducic will be responsible for managing T5 Data Centers’ western regional facilities, T5@LA and T5@Portland, as well as overseeing T5FM client data centers throughout the western region.

Ducic has more than 15 years of data center management experience and comes to T5FM from CoreSite Realty Corporation, where he served as Senior Facilities Manager. Ducic’s expertise spans all aspects of data center operations, including infrastructure design and deployment, power distribution and management, HVAC and chiller management, emergency protocols, routine system maintenance, and much more. Ducic holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from California State University, Los Angeles.

“John’s diverse background in data center design and operations is just what we need for our T5 Facilities Management team,” said Mike Casey, COO of T5 Facilities Management. “John understands all the inner workings of data center operations, from power to cooling, and his experience will prove valuable for managing both of T5’s western wholesale data centers and T5FM’s new data center clients.”

Ducic’s role on the west coast complements Raymond Caponi’s position as Director, T5 Facilities Management for the east coast, and Andy Salcido’s role as Vice President, T5 Facilities Management, who oversees the T5@Dallas data center campus. Caponi is headquartered in Charlotte and Salcido is located in Dallas.

Launched last month, T5FM is the only data center management firm operated by the same organization that owns and operates the T5 Data Centers, the finest top tier, state-of-the-art data centers in the United States. T5FM provides contract on-site support to any data center operator, bringing the same expertise in data center operations that used to manage T5 Data Center’s seven U.S. locations.

For more information about T5FM, visit them online at http://www.t5datacenters.com/facilities-management.

About T5 Data Centers

T5 Data Centers (T5) is a leading national data center owner and operator, committed to delivering customizable, scalable data centers that provide an “always on” computing environment to power mission critical business applications. T5 Data Centers provides enterprise and wholesale colocation data center services to organizations across North America using proven, best-in-class technology and techniques to design and develop facilities that deliver the lowest possible total cost of operations for its customers. T5 currently has business-critical data center facilities in Atlanta, Los Angeles, Dallas, and Charlotte with new projects announced in Portland, New York, and Colorado. All of T5’s data center projects are purpose-built facilities featuring robust design, redundant and reliable power and telecommunications and have 24-hour staff to support mission-critical computing applications.

For more information, visit http://www.t5datacenters.com.

Contact:
Aaron Wangenheim
T5 Data Centers
(415) 292-7700
aaron@t5datacenters.com
http://www.t5datacenters.com

T5 Data Centers™ Launches T5 Facilities Management Services Subsidiary

North America’s Leading Customizable Data Center Provider Launches New Company to Offer Third-Party Data Center Facilities Management Services.

Atlanta, GA, USA (July 15, 2014) — T5 Data Centers™, innovators in providing state-of-the-art, customizable and highly reliable computing support environments for any enterprise, has launched a new subsidiary company to offer third-party facilities management services to data center operators across North America. T5 Facilities Management (T5FM) is the only data center management firm operated by the same organization that owns and operates the finest top tier, state-of-the-art data centers in the United States, providing comprehensive infrastructure support to keep data centers operational 24/7.

With the launch of T5FM, T5 Data Centers is offering the same on-site data center facilities management services available in T5’s own data centers. T5FM is prepared to provide on-site support to any data center operator, bringing the T5 team’s own experience and comprehensive understanding of data center operations from managing T5 Data Center’s seven U.S. locations.

“Creating our own data center facilities management company was a logical next step for T5 Data Centers,” said Mike Casey, COO of T5 Data Centers. “Unlike other facilities managers, we don’t operate apartment buildings or office buildings or other property types – we only operate data centers. That’s our core competency and we want our customers to benefit from our extensive experience managing T5’s own enterprise grade wholesale data centers.”

The T5FM executive management team has more than 100 years of combined experience managing data centers of all kinds. By offering their expertise to other data center operators as a service, T5FM will be able to assist customers in making critical operational decisions and ensuring unparalleled data center uptime through best-in-class service.

T5FM has developed policies and procedures to mitigate our customer’s risk and eliminate operational stress. The cornerstones of T5FM’s service philosophy include:

Safety – T5FM has a custom electrical safety program that follows NFPA 70 guidelines, and all T5FM technicians are certified in OSHA, NFPA 70, and first aid/CPR/AED.

Training – T5FM has developed a customized facility management training program, complete with textbook, portfolio training classes, and online tests. The training program includes details about mechanical, electrical, and plumbing (MEP) and fire protection (FP) systems. Training is modified to suit each location.

Process and Procedures – Drawing from T5’s portfolio policies, T5FM has a baseline for all site-specific methods of procedures (MOPs), standard operating procedures (SOPs), and emergency operating procedures (EOPs). The overarching objective is superior quality control.

Customer Communications – The T5FM team believes in flexibility and transparency and develops streamlined communications strategies to suit each customer’s needs. T5FM also provides visibility into its computerized maintenance management systems (CMMS) so customers can track preventive maintenance, alarms, and trouble ticketing.

For more information about T5FM, visit them online at http://www.t5datacenters.com/facilities-management.

About T5 Data Centers
T5 Data Centers (T5) is a leading national data center owner and operator, committed to delivering customizable, scalable data centers that provide an “always on” computing environment to power mission critical business applications. T5 Data Centers provides enterprise and wholesale colocation data center services to organizations across North America using proven, best-in-class technology and techniques to design and develop facilities that deliver the lowest possible total cost of operations for its customers. T5 currently has business-critical data center facilities in Atlanta, Los Angeles, Dallas, and Charlotte with new projects announced in Portland, New York, and Colorado. All of T5’s data center projects are purpose-built facilities featuring robust design, redundant and reliable power and telecommunications and have 24-hour staff to support mission-critical computing applications.

For more information, visit http://www.t5datacenters.com.

Contact:
Aaron Wangenheim
T5 Data Centers
(415) 292-7700
aaron@t5datacenters.com
http://www.t5datacenters.com